WRITINGS AND ARTICLES
artist should read as well as paint'....'I do not consider myself
an intellectual because I am not interested in theoretical aspects
of art.' In view of his wide scope of reading and the range
and penetration of his writing, this seems puzzlingly contradictory.
His insight into artistic theory illuminated his writings and
conversation alike. Perhaps it was his wish to be judged above
all as a painter that made him appear to play down his intellectual
achievements? The term 'an intellectual' has certain connotations
that he wished - in his case quite rightly - to disengage himself.
Be that as it may, a cursory look at the quotations with which
he has illustrated his writings will reveal clearly that his
intellectual life and his work as a painter are in fact inseparable......
Dyson, Passion and Paradox 2001